speaker boehner is upset that he hasn't done enough consultation with congress. and of course, some of the liberal members of the president's own party are upset that he started yet another military campaign. and to top it all off, here is a front page of the "o globo," the largest paper here in rio. they're trying to do outreach to brad'll. brazil. well, the headline is that the president comes to brazil and translated it says, "obama orders attack on libya," then it shows a picture of the president of the united states and the president of brazil toasting. so even here in latin america, he can't escape the story on libya, lester. >> chuck todd with the president tonight. thank you. here to share some military insight into all this now is retired u.s. army general barry mccaffrey, an nbc news analyst. let me ask you first, general, are we at war? this is obviously more than a no-fly zone patrol. is this war? >> it couldn't be. otherwise, the war powers act of 1973 would have been invoked. lester, what happened today was extremely good performance by the u.s. armed forces. clearly, we now dominate libyan airspace.